The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.
President Trump took questions from reporters Friday morning on the White House lawn, covering a number of topics on which his comments have at times strayed from the truth. Here are some of his remarks, annotated and checked for accuracy.
The White House cited a nonexistent law and the Bible to defend the government’s controversial policy of separating undocumented immigrant parents from their children upon their arrest at the U.S. border with Mexico.
In South Carolina, the candidate who loved President Trump best, state Rep. Katie Arrington, defeated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford, who voted with Trump a mere 89 percent of the time and accused him of incompetence and promoting bigotry.
Fourteen Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked committee chair Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for a “timely” hearing into the central claim of a Harvard study that 4,645 people died last year in Puerto Rico as a result of the hurricane.
President Trump asserted explicitly for the first time that he could pardon himself for any crimes he might have committed — and then insisted there aren’t any.
Critics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.
In Tuesday’s Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.
President Trump wants a Space Force, and some legislators and analysts believe the military needs a new branch devoted to warfare beyond the atmosphere, but there is opposition within the administration itself.
In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offering a watered-down message and not standing for bold proposals voters could get excited about. Kara
In N.C., an incumbent lost to a challenger, and in W.Va.’s Republican Senate primary, one of the losers became the object of a mocking Photoshop image from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Here’s an update on those results and others.
Activists in Idaho, Maine and the other 16 states left with a "Medicaid gap" after Republican legislators refused to buy into the Affordable Care Act are calling for a single-payer health care system.
Months after Memphis circumvented state law to take down two monuments, the Tennessee legislature voted to remove funding that would’ve gone to commemorating the city’s bicentennial.
When Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection this fall, some on both the left and the anti-Trump right expressed hope that Ryan would now be free to stand up against President Trump.
President Trump just can’t seem to give up on an idea that he may have actually won the popular vote in 2016, despite the fact that his assertion has been shown to be false. “In many places, like California, the same person votes many times,” said Trump during an event in West Virginia Thursday afternoon
How accurate is the new film "Chappaquiddick" in recounting the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne and the scandal surrounding Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1969?
From inflammatory Photoshopped images to insults from legislators to far-right conspiracy theories, the teens are being smeared for their gun-control activism.
The March for Our Lives drew many to Washington, D.C., and just reading the signs was an education in national politics, in teenage sociology and in grief.
States are trying to cut back on teens’ access to pornography by declaring it a public-health risk. But the data they are using is ambiguous.
Brad Parscale's new role of Trump 2020 campaign manager comes amid a spirited debate over just how much social media benefited the Republican candidate.
70 percent of Americans support stricter gun laws, an 18-point jump compared with October, according to a new poll released Sunday by CNN.
As survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting have mobilized to pressure public officials on gun control while rebutting the arguments of right-wing commentators, hurt conservatives are suggesting they would like a safe space from the teenagers’ insults.
Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed additional gun control legislation after questions from survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.